Travel & Transportation UK | Evening Standard | 17 November 2014

Olympics “Pushed London into World Transport Top 10”

This article highlights how the improvements made to London’s transport system in preparation for the city to host the 2012 Olympic Games put London in the top 10 world cities ranked in Arthur D. Little’s study, “The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0”. ADL partner François-joseph Van Audenhove is quoted explaining that all the upgrades were driven by Transport for London. Due to the changes made for the games, everyday commuters benefited from more reliable and frequent transport services and enhanced bus, train and Tube capacity, which showed a vision for the quality of the city’s transport network in the long term.

TIME Austria | Computerwelt | 17 November 2014

Study analyzes scenarios for future IP traffic

A study by Arthur D. Little and the cable network operator Liberty Global on “The future of the Internet” shows that the Internet has changed from a pure communication platform to a video streaming platform. In the US, the Internet streaming service Netflix reaches one third of the entire traffic at peak times. Other Internet-based applications causing traffic such as Smart Metering, Digital Health, Secure Home Delivery and applications for industrial companies will increase traffic even further. Moreover, a tremendous growth in the machine-to-machine communication is also expected. This will be challenging for the infrastructure as well as for network operators and will require new business models for companies.

Automotive Germany | Automobil Produktion | 13 November 2014

Old car models make Audi suffer

Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little has published an analysis of the latest sales figures in the German car market. The figures prove that both Porsche and Audi are facing a negative trend in comparison with the same quarter in 2013. The analysts point out that this is caused by a car model change that will be coming to market in 2015 as both Porsche and Audi will enter the car market with new models. Volkswagen which has released new models in 2014 features the best capacity utilization, with 90,3 % whereas Audi had to face a low degree of 73,8 %. Still Arthur D. Little does not foresee any severe trouble for the German car industry in 2015. All in all the average degree of capacity utilization in the third quarter was even higher than in the same quarter in 2013. This leads the consultants to a positive forecast for the year 2015. Especially because Audi and Porsche are both going to release new models.

TIME UK | Mobile News | 03 November 2014

Select Group Aiming to Transform the Industry

This article, a guest feature written by Salman Ali, Principal at Arthur D. Little, explains the need for centralized management of telecommunication networks as web traffic and the number of connected devices in use grow exponentially in the next few years. This change would streamline the movement of traffic through data centers to devices, allowing individual web applications to manipulate the network in “self-defined, instantly created virtual private networks”. The article offers five action points for telecom carriers to consider in order to lead and drive the industry progression.

TIME Germany | Handelsblatt | 31 October 2014

Who builds the smart home?

Intelligent home appliances are still on the rise and represent a lucrative future market. But only those who manage the customers' needs for comfort and safety can be successful in the long term. So far, the smart home market was dominated by energy companies, but according to Arthur D. Little-experts this business field could soon be controlled by heating technology and household appliance manufacturers like Siemens and Bosch. In order to establish smart home products successfully, the energy companies and the trade should work together to compete with the heating and household appliance manufacturers in the long run.

Korea | Chosun Journal | 24 October 2014

Samsung, Hyundai should transform through active M&A to take a big leap

This article features an interview with Arthur D. Little CEO Ignatio Garcia Alves, drawing out detail from a roundtable discussion at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, in which Alves participated. The article includes Alves’ comments about current trends and recommendations for the future for Korean companies such as Samsung and Hyundai. He stated that now is the most important period for Korean companies, and that they need to take advantage of it through change and innovation. Stating that Korean companies lack the “fighting spirit” of French companies and are “more hesitant” than Chinese companies, Alves encouraged Korean companies to become more aggressive. He recommended that they evolve themselves through mergers and acquisitions and streamline their operations. He also advised that Korean companies target the European and US markets as they expand outward.

Travel & Transportation Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 21 October 2014

Intelligent traffic systems improve mobility radically

The article, a guest feature written by Oleksii Korniichuk, a mobility expert of Arthur D. Little, explains the challenges and possible solutions for traffic issues in mega cities. He points out that the jam-packed traffic situation in metropolitan cities around the world causes massive threats to people, the environment and economy. Therfore it is necessary to improve cities` information and communication technologies. These smart IT technologies collect traffic data and help to coordinate transportation e.g. by showing people alternative routes to avoid traffic jams. Furthermore there will be digital platforms that are able to connect all types of transport. Such apps show people how to reach their destinations in the fastest and easiest way e.g. by car, train, taxi or bike. Even though they are still in an early stage of development, different providers already offer several technologies and apps in this field. Nevertheless, Korniichuk predicts an intensive growth in intelligent communication technologies within the coming years.

Travel & Transportation Chile | Cooperative.cl | 12 October 2014

International study: Public transport in Santiago is the best in Latin America

This article, based on Arthur D. Little’s recent study, “The Future of Urban Mobility,” confirms that of the 84 cities analysed in the report, Santiago has the best public transport in Latin America. The study in conjunction with the International Union of Public Transport ( UITP ), included various means of transportation such as buses , metro, bicycle and vehicles per capita. The best city assessed globally is Hong Kong.

Healthcare UK | Primary Care Today | 01 October 2014

Will Pharma Business Models be Reshaped by Digital Health?

This article by Arthur D. Little partner Thilo Kaltenbach is adapted from the recent ADL report, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”. The report outlines the changes that are predicted to take place in the pharmaceutical industry in the next several years as digital health develops and gains influence over business practices. Kaltenbach emphasizes that a successful digital solution takes into account the “whole customer journey”, connecting all the stakeholders – the patient, physician, healthcare company, payer, and supplier. He explains that this approach is new and will require a shift in mentality from that of traditional healthcare systems, as digital health caters to quick development and communication, whereas traditionally healthcare products are developed over longer periods, meeting multiple regulations, before making it to the market. The article also includes eight principles for pharmaceutical companies to consider when developing their digital offerings.

TIME Germany | Wirtschaftswoche | 16 September 2014

Netflix enters German Market

The US-American company Netflix has entered Germany´s entertainment market. Netflix offers users thousands of movies and series online for 10€ a month. The new competitor is a massive threat to other providers such as Amazon and the big TV channels in Germany. Private television channels that earn their money with commercials are also in danger of losing market shares to Netflix. Clemens Schwaiger, Entertainment Expert at consultancy Arthur D. Little, names the recent development a “turning point” for the German TV-entertainment market. He says the established TV-channels are in need of new strategies and formats to compete with Netflix.

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